Gill Seyfang is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Consumption in the 3S research group. Her interdisciplinary research links sustainability policy agendas with ‘new economics’ theories and cutting-edge civil society-led practice to investigate the implications of genuinely radical experiments in consumption and lifestyles, and the development of new systems of provision. She co-leads a programme of research on ‘grassroots innovations’ together with Adrian Smith (Sussex), which includes work on community energy, community currencies, the Transition Towns social movement, local organic food systems and low-impact eco-housing. As an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist, her work draws on theories of sociotechnical transitions to investigate the potential of these initiatives (which combine social and technological innovation) to spread and influence wider society and thereby contribute to sustainable development. She is the author of 'The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
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